In a shocking update, Mariani MLA Rupjyoti Kurmi on Thursday was shot at by suspected Naga miscreants along the Assam-Nagaland border, however, the politician and his team fled the scene.
The MLA was present in Disai Valley to enquire into a land eviction matter where illegal occupants from Nagaland have encroached land inside Assam territory.
According to a statement given by Kurmi at least 15 to 20 rounds were fired by the miscreants right after they entered the territory of the disputed land.
Kurmi was accompanied by two personal security officers, forest department staffers, a group of journalists, and three state police constables.
The MLA also claimed that higher authorities were earlier informed of land disputes and encroachers in the Merapani area along the Mariani-Nagaland border, however, any action was taken. Therefore, as the MLA of Mariani he came with his team to inspect the matter.
Kurmi showed concerned that the natives of the state are being chased away by encroachers.
Meanwhile, a task force of Jorhat police and other top officials are present at the spot for further investigation.
This is a developing story and more details are awaited.